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Product Design and Process Development

Superior medical device product design

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Product design and process development

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    3M helps MedTech manufacturers design and build more reliable, innovative and feature-rich medical devices.

    We provide a range of materials and technologies including stick-to-skin adhesives for wearable sensors used in continuous health monitoring and diagnostic films for microfluidic technologies, such as lab on a chip devices.

    We’ll help you find the right materials for your product and get your design to market, no matter what development stage you’re in.

    For device prototyping and process development we can also facilitate in-house sterilization for a wide range of devices from stents, catheters, pacemakers, needles, implants, cutting tools and more.


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  • Medical Device Construction

    MedTech device construction

    3M's wide range of medical-grade adhesives and films can act as adhesives within the construction of your medical devices.

    You can take advantage of 3M's design and technical expertise and network of preferred converters to make sure you're using the best components and design for the application – no matter how complex or specialised.

    Learn more about device materials and components


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  • Microfluidics

    Microfluidics

    When it comes to microfluidics – 3M gets it. We’re your trusted source for advanced technologies in the design and manufacture of microfluidic devices.

    Typical uses for microfluidics include construction of blood glucose strips, lateral flow assays and other consumables and devices used for clinical, molecular and immunoassay diagnostics.

    3M Diabetes Monitoring by the Drop brochure (PDF 624 KB)


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  • Prototyping, Process Development and Pilot Scale Production

    Prototyping, process development and pilot scale production

    3M™ Steri-Vac™ GSX EO Sterilizer is ideal for R&D laboratory applications. The GSX series sterilizer is a 100 % ethylene oxide sterilization system that’s an effective low temperature sterilization method for medical devices.

    Its compact size limits the requirement for floorspace while allowing medical device design teams the valuable ability to sterilize their prototypes in-house saving significant time and resources in the medical device design process.

    3M™ Steri-Vac™ commercial brochure (PDF 3.76 MB)


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MedTech resources

Find 3M resources to help you with product use, employee training, or various documents – we've collected everything in one place to ensure you've always got a helping hand.

  • News and events

    Find a whole variety of 3M MedTech news articles and dates for events by clicking below.

  • Training

    3M believes that training is a critical element in the correct use of our products. Click to access our training material to help you create awareness of education and training in your work places.

  • Documents library

    Interested in more information about our MedTech products and expertise? Click below to access our range of documents including white papers, case studies, reports and general marketing communications.


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